There were several reasons why the American athletes at the Lillehammer Winter Games of 1994 caught everyone’s attention. They won 13 medals and were ranked in the top 10 of all countries. The US Olympic Team was not only admired for their sporting abilities, but also because of what they wore on their feet. They were warm, comfortable, and soft sheepskin boots known as Uggs.
After that, and with a little help from Oprah’s Favorite Things The Australian Ugg brand and its signature boot soared in demand. It seemed that everyone—from Beyoncé to the now Princess of Wales—wanted to be seen wearing sheepskin on their feet in the 1990s and early aughts. And now, as Y2K nostalgia reigns on the red carpet, they’re officially back in style.
The original Ugg boots are made from a variety of materials that come from animals. But that doesn’t mean everyone can’t rock this retro footwear. We’ve rounded up the best vegan Uggs (ok, Ugg-Inspired? There are currently a number of boots (including Uggs) available for purchase. But first, let’s take a closer look at why the OG Ugg boots are not vegan.
Are Uggs vegans?
Ugg boots are not vegan due to the use of materials like leather, suede, sheepskin or wool. The brand did release a new line last year called Plant Power ,…